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Tennis Slice Pizza Party

Over the first weekend back at school the tennis academy boys supported another of our community initiatives in the tennis dome with their mentoring and leadership skills at our Slice Pizza Party!


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junior years boy student playing tennis

If your son is an aspiring young tennis player he can maximise his potential without compromising on his education.

The Tennis Academy provides player pathways from top county level players to junior grand slam level and remains a select Academy maintaining around 20-25 players at any one time. The Tennis Academy at Merchiston is purposefully small to allow pupils to benefit from an extremely tailored training programme and one-to-one support to enhance their performance. This allows the players to perform well consistently and to improve their game constantly.

We have a proven track record in helping players improve all aspects of their game. The programme enables pupils to combine an excellent boarding school education with unrivalled on-court opportunities, which include top quality coaching, all-encompassing sports science provision (with our Institute of Sport Scotland partners) and appropriate level tournament travel. With individually tailored tennis programmes, the standards set by the players and coaches are of the highest level, whilst still maintaining enjoyment of the game.  Our experience shows that our boarding school set-up is highly successful in preparing individuals for life as a professional athlete, while still enjoying childhood to the full.

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School in the UK for Tennis (LTA, 2022)

A triumph for Merchiston’s Tennis Academy, with all their dedication on the court being rewarded, as they confirmed their position as one of the top schools in the UK for Tennis.


National Schools Champions (LTA, 2018 & 2019)

The Tennis Academy won the U18 British Schools Championship, 2018 & 2019, bringing home the much sought after Glanville Cup. The aim of this competition is to provide players with the opportunity to compete for their school and become the best team in the country.


School in scotland for Tennis 

The Tennis Academy was ranked number one tennis school in Scotland after some outstanding playing in the 2022 Schools Youth National Championships.


Scottish Secondary School Tennis Team Champions  - Winners an impressive 9 out of 11 years!

This achievement makes the Tennis Academy undeniably deserving of its outstanding reputation.

Current World Schools Champions


Simon Pender - Director of Tennis

The Tennis Academy at Merchiston has a unique individualised schedule for each player. Whether you are practising one on one or as part of the team there is always a daily plan. Merchiston prepared me to play and excel as a player and now as a coach in the United States.

James McKie Assistant Men’s Tennis Coach, University of Tennessee, Knoxville